CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 11, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Representative Mickey Leland and his party reported still missing in Ethiopia after plane failed to land at designated refugee camp. Reports introd.
(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Peter Schweitzer) Search operation for Leland plane discussed; details given, scenes shown from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. US weather satellite recalled identifying distress signals from downed plane. [US embassy charge d'affaires Robert HOUDEK - comments on search.] Scope of search for Leland discussed. Representatives Gary Ackerman and Alan Wheat shown arriving in Ethiopia to help search. [ACKERMAN - comments on friend.]
(DC: David Martin) Bush administration reaction to Leland search examined. [BUSH - expresses hopes that Leland will be found.] [Leland's press spokesperson Alma NEWSOM - complains with regard to search operation.] Pentagon's hrly. cost of aircraft and equipment sent to search for Leland illustration [State Department spokesperson Margaret TUTWILER - comments on plane's provisions.] Search compared to 1972 effort to find Representative Hale Boggs.
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